Research shows that 12 percent of solid waste is composed of plastic in the U.S. That’s not surprising considering according to Greenyour.com, 1,484 tubes of lipstick are sold in the U.S. every minute.

Many Lipsticks Are Hazardous To Your Health

Read My Lips: Getting Rid Of Cosmetics The Healthy Way

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that one-third of brand-name lipsticks contain lead in levels that exceed the federal limit. That’s not only bad for your bodies but the environment. Improper disposal contaminates both landfills and groundwater.

Nail Polish And Nail Polish Remover

Read My Lips: Getting Rid Of Cosmetics The Healthy Way

Did you know both nail polish and nail polish remover are considered hazardous waste according to EPA? Locate your city’s household-waste program and drop off your bottles.

Return Programs

Read My Lips: Getting Rid Of Cosmetics The Healthy Way

Makeup artists suggest it’s better to streamline your products by getting rid of your old cosmetics (correctly) and, buying a few quality products.

  • Back to Mac Program: Purchase your lipstick from MAC cosmetics and you’ll receive a free lipstick of your choice in exchange for six containers. You can return your lipsticks to a MAC counter or through the MAC Cosmetics site.
  • Lip-Ink International offers free lipstick and shipping for every four Lip-Ink Lip Color vials you return for recycling.
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